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Donna Powers – She’s Back and She Wants to Help Fix Richmond’s City Council

Former City Councilmember Donna Powers is considering a return to Richmond’s City Council. Powers first joined the local political fray in 1991 with a run for city council.Community members remember Powers as someone who shook [...]
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SF to Rehab Unused Public Housing for Homeless Families

District 5 Supervisor London Breed and Mayor Ed Lee this week announced a plan to provide $2.5 million to renovate more than 160 currently unused public housing units, and prioritize homeless families for those units.Supervisor [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Applauds EPA’s Decision to Cut Power Plants Carbon Pollution

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) is praising the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. “The Obama Administration’s decision to begin cutting carbon emissions from power plants is an important step on [...]
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on Tuesday visited Cypress Mandela Training Center at 2229 Poplar St. in Oakland. L to R: Congressperson Barbara Lee; Perez; Art Shanks, executive director of Cypress Mandela; and Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council, which established the center in 1993 in response to the devastation caused by the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Photo by Ken Epstein.

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Cypress Mandela Training Center

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Tuesday visited the Cypress Mandela Training Center in Oakland, a nationally recognized program that helps expand opportunities for workers and strengthens the pipeline [...]
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Oakland Mayoral Candidates Address Black Issues

The contest to become the next mayor of Oakland began to get more serious this week, as 10 candidates for the job faced some tough questions at the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area’s [...]
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Supporters of $12.25/hr. Minimum Wage Submit Signatures for Fall Ballot

Supporters of a ballot initiative to raise Oakland’s minimum wage of $12.25 an hour announced they will submit their signatures to qualify for the November ballot to the City Clerk’s office on Friday morning.
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Assembly Candidate Pamela Price Speaks in San Rafael

Pamela Price, a candidate for the open seat in 15th Assembly District, recently spoke with members of the Marin African-American Professional Network (MAAPN). The talk was earlier this month at the Embassy Suite Hotel in [...]
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Congresswoman Lee Receives Honorary Doctorate

Congresswoman Barbara Lee was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) during its 143rd commencement ceremony last weekend at the Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland.
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San Francisco Schools To No Longer Suspend Students for Dress Code Violations I

The San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously this week to update the school’s district’s dress code. The updated policy will allow schools to set their own policies on the wearing of hats, caps and [...]